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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Stonewall Director</i> Roland Emmerich Answers The Film's Critics

Stonewall Director Roland Emmerich Answers The Film's Critics

Openly gay Hollywood A-lister Roland Emmerich has been very vocal in speaking out against homophobia and racism in the movie business. In 2006, the director gave $150,000 to The Legacy Project in support of gay and lesbian film preservation.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Whitewashing History with Stonewall

Whitewashing History with Stonewall

Thousands of members and allies of the trans community are up in arms, and for good reason. German director Roland Emmerich, most well known for his apocalyptic movies like Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow, has made his…
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Film, <i>2012</i>: The end is near

2012: The end is near

Completing his multifilm vendetta against the world's tourist trade, German-born director Roland Emmerich sends the mother of all storms to level the Washington Monument, the Eiffel Tower, and a priest-filled Vatican City, among other locales, in 2012, his newest end-times…
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Film, Old Faithful

Old Faithful

If the summer movie season is our annual time for escapism, last summer's audiences escaped most often with the likes of Hulk, Terminator 3, and The Matrix Reloaded. Those titles, respectively, ended in a homeless and penniless hero, the end…
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Film, Saving Private Mad Max

Saving Private Mad Max

Despite what many believe, it doesn't come down to explosions, star power, or millions of greenbacks thrown at the producers. The true indicator of success for a summer movie is The Moment, that one memorable scene that sticks in your…
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Zoom Lens

The Monster Mash The American remake of the beloved Japanese monster movie has the faux sophistication to tell us that the creature should be called "Gojira." The new film should be called Gojillions -- it's as sure-fire and pro forma…
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Gypped

My first act of pop-culture protest came at age 4. When my parents took me on a Ferris wheel ride that stopped at two twirls, I yelled out, "What a gyp!" Shamed, the operator gave us another two go-arounds, which…
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